A Good Story
A Good Story

A Good Story

Director Martin-Chriistopher Bode

Production year 2013

Length 20min.

Country Germany


When Helga Landowsky discovers the broken jug in an antiques store near the German/Polish border, she wants to have it at any cost. But the old lady has reckoned without Jakub Lato. Because the antiquarian does’t want to trade his ware for money. In exchange for the jug, he wants Helga to tell him a story. And a story she can tell. It’s an experience from the second world war. A story about pain and loss. And while Helga is still narrating, she and Jakub begin to realize that both their lives are wondrously interwoven. And that they are now, almost 70 years later, telling the story’s last chapter together. Because only this way, the story can finally become a good story.


Best of the Fest, Best International Short | Raindance FF, UK, 2013

Best Short film | Berlin & Beyond FF, USA, 2014


Martin-Chriistopher Bode
Martin-Chriistopher Bode



Alexandra Prochazka, Daniel Philipp


Michael Seidel

Director of Photography

Christopher Doyle

Music by

Manfred Mildenberger


Christian Bornkessel


Peter Kirschbaum


Petra Kelling, Michael Tregor, Anna Stalmann, Andrej Reimann, Patrick Mölleken, Ryszard Wojtyllo, Michael Seidel, Aron Striebich

Production company(ies)

Media Boutique, Panda Pictures GmbH

Martin-Chriistopher Bode

After completing his degree in film studies at the Mallorca Film Academy and screenwriting in Berlin, Martin-Christopher Bode has worked on several international film sets. A Good Storyis his short film debut.


A Good Story (2013).

FILMS 2014